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Thank you for your interest in employment with JEWISHcolorado. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

TITLE: Young Adult Department (YAD) Director


The YAD Director serves as a charismatic and strategic thought leader to engage young adults in their 20’s and 30’s. The essential function of the YAD Director is identify, recruit and develop young adults as part of a three-tiered strategy to Live, Give, and Lead Jewish. The YAD Director is responsible for the oversight/management of all activities, events, and information for the young adult demographic. The position also supports the Development Department in integrating YAD-affiliated tactics into the overall campaign.

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer (Programmatic Accountability to Senior Director of Program Operations)

SUPERVISES: Direct reports include the following:

  1. Young Adult Department (YAD) Associate
  1. Develops long-term strategies for engagement that channel young adults on a pathway from initial connections to deeper philanthropic and leadership involvement.
  2. Identifies a continuum of meaningful and complementary strategies for financial resource development in the YAD program, in conjunction with the Development Director and Chief Development Officer.
  3. Successfully plans and executes all YAD events and programs while working in partnership with volunteer leadership. Tracks and follows up with event participants.
  4. Monitors national trends in Jewish young adult life and adapts outreach and engagement strategies as appropriate.
  5. Directs and guides the work and outcomes of the YAD Associate position.
  6. Plans and implements relevant committee and task force meetings. Effectively organizes attendance, logistics, agenda, and materials preparation, meeting minutes, and follow-up items.
  7. Designs and delivers timely management reports reflecting YAD activity and progress and supplies campaign-related data to those who need it.
  8. Integrates appropriate JEWISHcolorado programming into all YAD activities.
  9. Collaborates with Marketing Department on campaign-related collateral, social media outreach, public relations, and event materials, ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and consistency.
  10. Works with staff responsible for YAD gift processing to ensure proper recording, allocation, documentation, and analysis of campaign gifts and pledges.
  11. Assists with budget preparation and monitoring for YAD program.
  12. Develops and maintains strong working relationships with staff, board members, donors, and community partners relative to YAD activities and outreach.
  13. Participates, where appropriate, in the extended JFNA young adult community.
  14. Assists the Senior Director of Program Operations as required. Performs other duties as assigned.
  1. Strong diplomacy and collaboration skills to effectively work with donors, relationship managers, departments within JEWISHcolorado, and other external organizations.
  2. Passion for connecting different constituencies to Jewish life.
  3. Demonstrated comfort with results-oriented organization.
  4. Proficiency with donor database management systems and other internal software programs.
  5. Exceptional interpersonal skills as well as effective oral and written communication skills.
  6. Project and time management experience related to fundraising and event planning.
  7. Ability to prioritize activities and comfortable dealing with ambiguity and change.
  8. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  9. Working knowledge of social media and its marketing outreach application.
  10. Ability to integrate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking into problem solving.
  11. Proficiency and strong working knowledge of general campaign management.
  12. Ability to influence individuals, families, and organizations to give/secure financial resources.
  13. Maturity, sound judgment, and high ethical standards.


  1. Bachelor’s degree, ideally in non-profit management, marketing, Jewish studies, or business.


  1. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a fundraising organization, preferably Jewish.
  2. Past experience working with young adults and emerging leaders is preferred.

Other Requirements: This position requires significant time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.


Position Type: 40-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages.

Working Conditions: This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).

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